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Periodontal disease "Gum Disease" attacks the gums and the bone that hold the teeth. It is usually painless in the early stages.
It is one of the main reasons of tooth loss.
There may be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease may affects these systemic diseases. Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease.
Some signs and symptoms of periodontal disease are:
Red and puffy gums
New spacing between teeth
Persistent bad breath
Tenderness or Discomfort of the gums
Pus around the teeth and gums
Good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits will help reduce the risk of developing periodontal disease.
Periodontal (gum disease) may cause bone loss around roots of teeth. Trauma , ill fitting dentures and lost teeth are some other causes of bone loss.
Bone grafting is a procedure to replace and stimulate bone growth.
A bone graft helps to create a bed for dental implant/s. It is also performed to stop gum disease or create a more appealing smile.